Law Practice Management

The Tennessee Bar Association has a variety of resources and practical information on law office management issues available to help members better serve clients and practice more efficiently and effectively.

Below you will find the Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed, brought to you by the Law Office Technology & Management Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. "PMA Pipes" is an RSS newsfeed that was designed by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center. It combines posts from the blogs of Practice Management Advisors from across the United States, as well as the ABA's Site-tation blog, into one convenient location. The blogs brought to you by this feed include: Law Practice Matters, Reid My Blog, Law Practice Tips, Law Practice Advisor, The Last Word, Thoughtful Legal Management, and Compujurist, among others.

Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed

[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best of TECHSHOW – Tablet and Smartphone Apps
This is another post from my ”best of” ABA TECHSHOW series.  Today  – supercool apps for tablets and smartphones. Build a Visual Timeline BeeDocs  – This app turns a dull timeline into an engaging 3D/multimedia presentation.  Chart dates, times, amounts, distances, prices, quantities … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Pardon Our 100th Interruption
The Kennedy Mighell Report has reached a milestone: Episode 100! As part of the celebration your hosts will bring you today’s legal technology issues in the format of one of their favorite shows: ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. Hear how technology can make your business more efficient, highlights from the ABA TECHSHOW, the future of technology for lawyers, and more The post Pardon Our 100th Interruption appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Non-legal Careers for Lawyers
Perhaps you are a law student who realizes that practicing law is not what you want to do. Or maybe you are a practicing lawyer who no longer feels satisfied with your work. If you feel it’s time for a change, this newly revised guidebook will show you what you can do with your law degree, besides practice law. More importantly, this book will illustrate how to use your legal skills to rise above the competition. Learn in detail what opportunities exist in these fields: Business and...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Be the Messenger (And Don’t Get Shot)
The #1 cause of claims against Ontario lawyers practising in most areas of law is problems with lawyer-client communication. Considering lawyers’ reputation for verbosity, this statistic seems counterintuitive, at least until you consider that some things are easier and more fun to talk about than others. Fun to communicate with clients about: success (and our role in it); progress; winning; good news. NOT fun to communicate: failure (and our role in it); setbacks; losing; increase legal costs...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO resource: Administrative information for new clients
As a supplement to her article Dealing with Difficult Clients, Carole Curtis (now Justice Carole Curtis) provided practicePRO with her Adminstrative Information for New Clients document that was given to new clients at the start of her retainer. It explains to the new client the firm’s office hours, procedures for appointments, contact information for staff, accounting procedures and other things that will help make interactions between the client and the firm go smoothly. It is provided...
[Law Technology Today] Picking a Jury, iPad Style (Free book excerpt)
Excerpted and adapted from iPad in One Hour for Litigators by Tom Mighell, now available from LPM Publishing. If you are in the fortunate position of having the jury list a few hours or even a day before voir dire begins, you can choose from several innovative iPad apps to help select a jury and track juror information. As a technology-focused person, the most frustrating part of a trial for me has always been jury selection. While trying cases, I was usually relegated to sketching out a grid...
[Law Technology Today] Law Firm About Pages: Just Platitudes?
If your law firm has a website, it probably also has an “About” page or a “Firm Overview” page. With the increasing popularity of social media, you may have similar pages sprinkled around the web: a LinkedIn Company Profile, a Facebook Business Page, a Google+ page, etc. Just like individual lawyer bio pages, these “About” pages are popular destinations for people seeking more information about your firm online. A good lawyer biography not only tells your individual story and highlights your...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best Web Sites EVER – More from TECHSHOW
And now, on the heels of yesterday’s post – I give you the best of 60 Sites in 60 Minutes from the 2013 ABA TECHSHOW: Cloud Discover new cloud services like Padlet with Cloud Surfing [Reviews, recommendations, news, and more] Encrypt Dropbox files … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Delegating responsibly and effectively
This article by Gerry Riskin appeared in the Summer 2007 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. All past issues of LAWPRO Magazine can be found at The excuses lawyers offer for not delegating work are many: “I’ll lose control.” “The delegatee or student might botch it up.” “I need to maintain a level of billable hours.” “It takes too much time. I can do it myself just as quickly.” “I like to keep my hand in by doing some of these kinds of files myself.” “It’s my client and if...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Sharon Marcel
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Sharon Marcel with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is one example of the initial email: From: MRS SHARON MARCEL To: undisclosed-recipients: Bcc...